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Digital bomb threats go out locally, nationwide

Bomb threats were emailed out nationwide Thursday afternoon, some making their way to Parker County, and according to an Associated Press article, authorities are saying they appear to be a hoax.

WEATHERFORD DEMOCRAT - 2018-12-13 21:44:00

No threat of anthrax at Weatherford post office

Local and state officials confirmed Thursday morning that there is no threat after a 53-year-old man came into contact with a white substance at the Weatherford Post Office Wednesday afternoon.

WEATHERFORD DEMOCRAT - 2018-12-13 14:59:00

Weatherford approves new chicken ordinance

Weatherford City Council approved a new urban chicken ordinance at their Tuesday meeting. The decision comes after petitioners brought forth enough signatures to request that the ordinance passed by the council in September be changed.

WEATHERFORD DEMOCRAT - 2018-12-12 16:03:00

Pet of the Week - Larry

Larry is the Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter Pet of the Week. He seems to know what you’re saying when you talk to him. This boy is a smart one, and very eager to please.

WEATHERFORD DEMOCRAT - 2018-12-13 12:00:00

Texas man who allegedly tried, failed to kidnap teen jogger is arrested

A Texas man was taken into custody on Tuesday for the attempted kidnapping of a 15-year-old girl who managed to escape the ordeal, authorities said. Law enforcement learned that the teen had been out jogging on Dec. 2 when a person she described as a Hispanic male came near her, the Brazoria County

FOX NEWS - 2018-12-14 00:08:46

Weatherford council approves TIRZ No. 2

Weatherford City Council approved establishing Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 2 at their meeting Tuesday at city hall. At their previous meeting last month, council members had tabled their decision about TIRZ No. 2 and awaited the preliminary project and finance report.

WEATHERFORD DEMOCRAT - 2018-12-12 22:00:22

WCS raises money to unite campuses

Weatherford Christian School officials are raising money to unite all students on one campus. WCS officials recently launched a campaign to raise $600,000 by the end of the year to build a second story onto the secondary campus, above the gymnasium. The space is planned to bring pre-kindergarten thr

WEATHERFORD DEMOCRAT - 2018-12-13 23:30:00

North Texas Child Honored For Protecting Sister From Dog Attack

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A 10-year-old from Grand Prairie got special recognition from the Grand Prairie Fire Department for protecting his sister from two large, loose dogs last Friday morning.

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-12-13 19:12:06

District leaders discuss status of schools

Weatherford ISD Superintendent Jeffrey Hanks and Aledo ISD Superintendent Susan K. Bohn were the guest speakers at the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon and both discussed important and upcoming things going on at each district.

WEATHERFORD DEMOCRAT - 2018-12-13 00:00:00

WISD's Stuff the Bus drive brings more than 600 toys

Manna Storehouse collected about 600 toys and other items for underprivileged children from their Stuff the Bus drive. On Friday, Manna volunteers rode to Weatherford ISD schools in a school bus to collect donations from students. Manna is a local nonprofit organization serving underprivileged famil

WEATHERFORD DEMOCRAT - 2018-12-12 12:00:00

Three-vehicle wreck results in double fatality in Decatur

A three-vehicle wreck that occurred on Farm-to-Market Road 730 at County Road 4374 in Decatur resulted in the death of two individuals — Makayla M. Stoff, 18, of Azle and Seth A. Evans, 23, of Boyd — according to a report from Texas DPS.

WEATHERFORD DEMOCRAT - 2018-12-12 18:28:14

WISD to add covered cages at baseball, softball complex

Weatherford ISD board of trustees approved a change order to the baseball and softball complex contract, which will allow for covered batting cages. Trustees approved adding $120,450 to the cost of the complex on Monday at the District Services Building. The new contract with JRJ Construction totals

WEATHERFORD DEMOCRAT - 2018-12-11 23:00:00

ME: 2-year-old Arlington girl died from beatings, dehydration

ARLINGTON, Texas - The death of a 2-year-old girl in Arlington last month was no accident, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner. A newly released medical examiner’s report listed Aniyah Darnell's cause of death as "battered child with dehydration." Her death was also labeled a homicide.

FOX4NEWS.COM - 2018-12-13 19:55:00

Up To Half-Foot Of Snow Falls In West Texas

SWEETWATER, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — As much as 6 inches of snow has accumulated in parts of West Texas as a winter storm swirls over the area. The half-foot of snow on Thursday prompted state highway officials to close Texas Route 70 about 8 miles south of Sweetwater, about 180 miles west of Fort Wo

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-12-13 20:57:28

Mineral Wells city manager position officially posted online

The search for Mineral Wells' next city manager is officially on. Strategic Government Resources, the Keller firm hired by Mineral Wells City Council to seek and recommend qualified candidates, has posted the position to its website. SGR will also distribute the position among its network and client

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2018-12-13 21:15:00

Aledo-Wichita Falls Rider preview: Will Aledo be one step closer to #txhsfb history? Or will Rider's magical run continue?

Staff writer Greg Riddle previews the Aledo-Wichita Falls Rider state semifinal matchup that will take place 8 p.m. Friday at AT&T Stadium. Find previews for other Dallas-area matchups at the end of this preview. You can also vote on who you think will win this matchup at the bottom of this post.

DALLAS NEWS - 2018-12-13 17:21:00

Man found guilty in fatal hit-and-run mishap

A Hood County jury Thursday evening found a man guilty of a fatal hit-and-run accident. Martine Ann Turrey, 46, was walking along Tin Top Highway northwest of Granbury at night when she was fatally injured. The jury was to set punishment Friday on Leonard Clyde Harkness, 57, in the death of the form

HOOD COUNTY NEWS - 2018-12-13 21:39:48

Aledo faces unlikely opponent in Wichita Falls Rider

The Aledo Bearcats’ and Wichita Falls Rider Raiders’ respective paths to Friday’s Class 5A, Division II state semifinals game could hardly be more different. Aledo (14-0) has made a habit of steamrolling opponents in 2018, seemingly cruising to a perfect regular season finish, before routing its fir

WEATHERFORD DEMOCRAT - 2018-12-12 22:38:00

Shoplifting suspects lead Fort Worth PD on high-speed chase

Five theft suspects are in custody accused of shoplifting and then leading police on a high-speed chase. The crime just happened to have been spotted by an off-duty Fort Worth police detective Monday around 9 p.m.

FOX4NEWS.COM - 2018-12-12 23:22:00

Chilly ‘rain-snow mix,’ high winds in forecast for Fort Worth

FORT WORTH — A cold front moving into North Texas on Thursday afternoon will combine with rain and make for a wintry mix of rain and snow in Fort Worth and surrounding areas by Thursday evening, the National Weather Service says.

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2018-12-12 15:42:00